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Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Doug Liman, Sarah Polley, Desmond Askew, Katie Holmes

     
 

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Director/cinematographer Doug Liman's third feature links together three edgy stories, all beginning in the same Los Angeles supermarket with an interconnected group of characters. Ronna (Sarah Polley) is a down-on-her-luck checkout girl who is sweet talked into taking an extra shift from her friend Simon (Desmond Askew) so he can go to Las Vegas. Ronna is then… See more details below

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Director/cinematographer Doug Liman's third feature links together three edgy stories, all beginning in the same Los Angeles supermarket with an interconnected group of characters. Ronna (Sarah Polley) is a down-on-her-luck checkout girl who is sweet talked into taking an extra shift from her friend Simon (Desmond Askew) so he can go to Las Vegas. Ronna is then approached by two good-looking actors, Adam (Scott Wolf) and Zack (Jay Mohr), who want to buy drugs. Ronna, who needs money, plans to act as a go-between between the actors and a dealer friend of Simon's, Todd (Timothy Olyphant), until a cop named Burke (William Fichtner) enters the picture. Meanwhile, Simon is living it up in Vegas; in the course of a very wild night on the town, he manages to bed two women, accidentally steal a car with his good friend Marcus (Taye Diggs), and get thrown out of the best strip club in town, with more than a few people after him, especially when he leaves behind a credit card he borrowed from Todd. Once again back at the supermarket, Adam and Zack turn out to not be quite what they seemed, and their relationship with Burke and his wife Irene (Jane Krakowski) takes an unexpected turn as their evening becomes very, very complicated. Go, Liman's long-awaited follow-up to his indie hit Swingers, received its World Premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

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With an intertwining three-story structure similar to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Doug Liman has crafted a nutty montage of episodes that's as invigorating as the electronica music that fuels the soundtrack. Go hops in and out of a Christmas rave in Los Angeles, each of its characters connected in some way to three supermarket clerks by day, clubgoers by night, who entertain themselves by doing whippets in the stock room and playing celebrity word games. A truly ensemble piece, in which no character has more than 30 minutes of screen time, Go alternates between funny twist-of-fate happenstance and violent, dark humor, all the while remaining essentially lighthearted. One of the first mainstream films to use the drug Ecstasy as a major plot element, the film's stance embodies the contradictory nature of that drug, both glamorizing the experience and providing a disorienting first-person view of the dangerous sensory overload that follows from popping too many pills. The screenplay by John August includes plot twists as fresh as the hip crew of young actors who populate the film. The standouts are Sarah Polley as the fast-thinking Ronna, who double crosses some pretty nasty characters to try to pay her rent, and Jay Mohr and Scott Wolf as a pair of panicked actors who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Desmond Askew's oblivious Vegas romp is also memorable fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2014
UPC:
0683904533524
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
9,488

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Polley Ronna Martin
Desmond Askew Simon Baines
Katie Holmes Claire Montgomery
Jay Mohr Zack
William Fichtner Burke
Scott Wolf Adam
Breckin Meyer Tiny
Taye Diggs Marcus
Timothy Olyphant Todd Gaines
J.E. Freeman Victor Sr.
Jane Krakowski Irene
James Duval Singh
Nathan Bexton Mannie
Jay Paulson Loop
Jimmy Shubert Victor Jr.
Tane McClure Holly
Rita Bland Dancing Register Woman

Technical Credits
Doug Liman Director,Cinematographer
John August Co-producer,Screenwriter
Tim Bird Asst. Director
BT Score Composer
Paddy Cullen Co-producer
Catherine Doherty Set Decoration/Design
Matthew Freeman Producer
F. Beauchamp Hebb Set Decoration/Design
Julianne Kelley Musical Direction/Supervision
Mickey Liddell Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Stephen Mirrione Editor
Paul Rosenberg Producer
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Weingarten Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Wilkins Production Designer
Rebecca Young Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Go
1. Chapter 1 [18:09]
2. Chapter 2 [35:52]
3. Chapter 3 [24:07]
4. Chapter 4 [23:37]

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